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"A smart, lively account...nuanced
[T]he great inventor's eccentric, intriguing foray into economic[s]...its surprising resemblance to modern-day policy innovations.
...vivid portrait, Edison...half-genius, half-crank, convinced that a little commonsense tinkering could improve the economy where the experts...failed."
David L. Hammes has taught economics at universities in Canada, Australia, and the United States since the early 1970s. He has been in the economics department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo since 1988. Hammes' writings on economic topics, including the early history of the Federal Reserve System, have appeared in many academic journals in the field. His earlier book, Shaping Our Nation, was published in 1988. Hammes lives in Hilo, Hawaii, with his wife Kathy. They have two grown sons, Mark and Steven, living in California. Contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is some dry reading my friends….it's got a lot of information, but the author isn't very colorful. Written like a typical "coin collector".Published 16 months ago by Troy Hepp
This is a highly engaging and accessible book by the accomplished economist David Hammes. I picked it up because I was curious to learn what Edison had to about "re-inventing... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bartley C. Frueh
This book is about money by an author who knows about money. If you want to know about money, read it!Published 22 months ago by bruce a geiger